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Dorm Room Basic Six

Totally confused about how you’re going to squeeze all of your stuff into that Lilliputian space called your dorm room? I’d suggest taking a look at The Container Store Dorm Room Basic Six.

The storage and organizational gurus have conveniently broken the dorm into six areas:

Closet:
Think vertically — hanging sweater and shoe bags.
This 10-Compartment Mesh Hanging Shoe Bag adds storage space to tiny closets.

This 10-Compartment Mesh Hanging Shoe Bag adds storage space to tiny closets.


Walls & Doors:
Make them work for you by using grid and hook racks. Don’t forget adhesive hooks, ditch the hammer and nails.

Pink Command Medium Designer Hook will save wear and tear on dorm walls.

Pink Command Medium Designer Hook will save wear and tear on dorm walls.


Laundry:
Drying racks are life savers. My personal tip: Laundry sheets instead of liquid or powdered detergent. Check them out here.

Bath:
A pile of wet towels, and they’re not all yours? Not pretty. Grab an over-the-door towel rack. And don’t forget a shower caddy with drain holes.

Flexible Shower Tote with plenty of drain holes that allow water to escape.

Flexible Shower Tote with plenty of drain holes that allow water to escape.


Desk:
Consider tucking a little two-drawer file cart under your desk to stash supplies.

Storage:
Get creative with drawers or boxes that slide under your bed.

For more ideas, check out The Container Store.

What’s your most creative or outrageous dorm room storage solution? We’re dying to see it.
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